- Dowdales School
- Head: Ms Julie O'Connor
- T 01229 469800
- F 01229 89 7913
- E [email protected]
- W www.dowdalesschool.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cumbria
- Pupils: 982
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 9th July 2019
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th November 2013
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
The SEN Department at Dowdales works as a team mainly supporting the SEN pupils by in class support but withdrawing them as necessary for specialist teaching in Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and social skills. In the recent OFSTED Inspection the work of the department was described as "exemplary".
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year
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